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Tom Williams: author interview

The Pangea blog tour is almost over (was that a sigh of relief we heard? Surely not!) and we’re lucky to be waving off in style, over at Vanessa Gebbie’s blog where Tom Williams talks about writing, working the slush pile (from the other end) and NaNoWriMo.

For some people November has become synonymous with growing moustaches; for me  it is now the month of words. And so next month I shall again be switching off my inner editor and allowing the words to pour out, without concern as to whether they pass some litmus test of literary worth. November is for celebrating words, for producing a first draft, and I urge anyone and everyone to join in with this wordsmithery.


Vote for Vanessa Gebbie to win Not the Booker Prize

Not the Booker is a prize run by the Guardian, designed to celebrate the many great novels that miss out on the Booker. Pangea author, Vanessa Gebbie, is on the long-shortlist for her wonderful novel, The Coward’s Tale. If you’ve read and enjoyed the novel, please do consider voting for Vanessa to be on the short-shortlist, which will be announced next week. To vote, you will need to register (free) with the Guardian and be signed in to your account there. Then you need to post a 100 word review here and link to it on the voting page. Let’s get Vanessa on the shortlist!

Launch of Pangea as witnessed by Deborah Rickard

The Pangea blog tour is over at ‘By Way of Kensal Green…’ today, where Bristol-based writer, Deborah Rickard, talks about the launch last Thursday, with readings by Vanessa Gebbie and Tom Williams.

Great photos, too.

Thanks, Debs, and also Blackwell’s who hosted the evening for us.

Pangea is here! Or, more accurately, Pangea is all over the world.

A week of interviews about Pangea over at EDF Chronicles

Every Day Fiction Chronicles, aka EDF Chronicles, has kicked off a week of interviews with authors from Pangea who write flash fiction. Today’s interviewees are Vanessa Gebbie, and Oonah Joslin, who talk about the inspiration behind their stories. The full interview is here.

“I often use images as prompts for stories—they can be very inspirational if you just let rip—you never quite know what is going to happen.” Vanessa Gebbie

“I had three sisters who died as babies years before I was born—May, June and Eleanor Kyle. I became aware of them as I grew up. And I suppose this story is in a way for them and for my mother who had so many of us and yet never once forgot those three…” Oonah Joslin


Authors: John Bolland, Indira Chandrasekhar, Andy Charman, Tara Conklin, Emmanuella Dekonor, Mary Farquharson, Vanessa Gebbie, Sarah Hilary, Liesl Jobson, Oonah Joslin, Trilby Kent, Juli Klass, Sarah Leipciger, Clayton Lister, Rebecca Lloyd, Katie Mayes, Shola Olowu-Asante, Tom Remer Williams, Caroline Robinson, Lisa Marie Trump, Stephen Tyson, Jennifer Walmsley, Dee Weaver, Joel Willans, Fehmida Zakeer.

Editors: Indira Chandrasekhar and Rebecca Lloyd.

News from our Authors

Tara Conklin’s debut novel ‘The House Girl’ will be published by William Morrow in the US and Harper Collins in Canada in April 2013.

Vanessa Gebbie’s debut novel, ‘The Coward’s Tale’ was published by Bloomsbury in the UK in 2011, and in the US in 2012.

Mary Farquharson is producing and editing a book and CD of Frederico Garcia Lorca’s poems in the voice of Chevela Vargas, (the Edith Piaf of Latin America).

Sarah Hilary’s short story ‘The Mauve Throw’ received an honourable mention in the Tom Gallon Trust Award 2011 and is available as an ebook from Shortfire Press.

Trilby Kent’s novels ‘Smoke Portrait’ and ‘Stones for my Father’, were published in the UK in 2012.

Joel Willians’s short story collection, ‘Five Reasons for Leaving’, will be published by Route Publishing in the UK and Finland in September 2012.